As part of her blog tour for her debut novel The Soul of the Sun, I have author Genevieve Crownson here to answer a few questions about her writing.
What’s the hardest part of writing a book?
The hardest part is the editing, after the book is finished. You have to check for errors and pay close attention to every detail. Usually a manuscript will need to be edited multiple times until you find that you have the final polish that you are looking for.
What’s your favorite part of writing a book?
My favorite part is becoming immersed in the story. I find that oftentimes when I am in the middle of writing I actually get lost in another world, and time just whizzes by. It is as if I am experiencing life events with my characters. It is the best feeling. It is similar to that sentiment you get when you become absorbed in a good book. It’s fabulously fun.
What inspired you to become a writer?
I love writing; it is as much a part of me as breathing. Even before I started penning novels I would write short stories. In addition I have always kept a journal; it is how I process things that are happening around me. When I was in college I started writing full length novels—that is when I knew that I had found my passion.
What kind of research did you do to write this book?
I really had to delve deep into the WWII era when Margaret came of age. It was an important time in history and I had to weave Margaret’s life into that world. Circumstances of that period affected Margaret a great deal. I also researched the kind of clothing people wore back then, little details you don’t think about when you read a book. I had a good time with the research. I even put on some music from that era when writing those scenes to really get me into the mindset of the time.
What are your thoughts on ebooks? (i.e. love them, hate them, wave of the future)
I love e-books. It’s a great way to acquire a new novel instantaneously. It’s also a nice tool for new authors to be discovered. People are more likely to buy a book they don’t have to invest a great deal of money in. But I still enjoy the feeling of holding an actual book in my hands. I think they both have a place.
The Soul of the Sun (The Argos Dynasty #1) by Genevieve Crownson
Published by Self published on Nov 22, 2013
Genres: Paranormal, YA
Find the book: Amazon, Goodreads
“The hands of time turn on the face of the sun. Only you can move them. If the Watcher controls the hands of the clock he can go anywhere, past or future-- and destroy our planet.”
Since the days of ancient Greece, the Argos dynasty has kept a secret, a mystery passed down through their descendants from generation to generation, in the hopes that the forces of good can stop the evil destruction of planet Earth.
Margaret Ingall is harboring that secret. Time is running out for the descendants of the Argos. They know a great healer and time traveler will be born of their blood. But the only person that knows whom they will call “the soul of the sun” is Margaret’s sister, Abigail. Before she can reveal the healer’s identity, disaster strikes…
Evil stalks them, watching and waiting to find out which member of her family has the ultimate power. Is it Margaret’s own child? Or her beloved granddaughter? Or even herself? Their only clue is a powerful protective amulet that will lead them all in a cat-and-mouse game to discover secrets as ancient as time.
If the Watcher discovers the truth before they do, all will be lost.
Fate, time and love weave together in their struggle to fulfill their destiny. Will Margaret’s fears sabotage her family’s protection? Can the healer accept her gifts in time? And once the soul of the sun is finally revealed, will it be too late?
Her power is incredible. The sacrifices required of her are immense.
Will it be enough to stop the Watcher?
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